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Italian owned Costa Cruise Line have today announced their partnership with Italian Football team Juventus.

For all of their sailings within Asia, Costa Cruise Line will be offering a Juventus Experience on board for all passengers.

Guests on board will be able to view Juventus content at anytime from the TV in their cabin. They can also learn about Juventus’ history, as there will be a fantastically decorated “Juventus Museum” corner, showcasing related Memorabilia. Of course you can pick up a souvenir, just visit the Juventus Shop on board!

They will have a fantastic mini club on board where children can play with the Juventus Official mascot, Jay. In my opinion, the highlight of the new partnership will be a Juventus trainging program, for children aged 5 to 14 years old. Aspiring footballers are encouraged to sign up regardless of the technical level, as the training will be managed and trained by coaches from Juventus and the program is copied from the Juventus Soccer school “Juventus Academy”.

The cruise line say the new partnership with the Italian Football Giant, will accentuate Costa Cruises Italian DNA and enrich the on board offerings to passengers.

Costa Neoromantica, Costa Victoria and Costa Neoclassica are the three ships kicking off the 2018 Asia Sailings.

Due to the new partnership, cabins will be getting full very quickly, so don’t miss out on your chance to be apart of this new program!

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Did you know here at Cruise Club UK we have a Loyalty Bonus Scheme. Book your chosen cabin type and you can receive up to 50 Bonus Points,

(1 Point = £1) That’s a saving of up to £50 off your next cruise booked with us.  

Email or call me to discuss your dream cruise: Michellehaslam@cruiseclubuk.com 0808 278 0342

                                   Royal Caribbean drinks package is back with buy one get one half price: 

           On Selected sailing throughout there extensive cruise program.

                    Royal Caribbean’s new offers to the Mediterranean &  Far East begins 5th September 2017.

Back by popular demand is the deluxe drinks package ( very good i have to say. )

            The whole family will be catered for with the drinks package’s from cocktails, beers, wine’s, soda, premium coffee’s and lots more never going thirsty.

            Kids get the Soda refill option too, no need to come looking for you whilst your relaxing, all they have to do is take the soda cup there unlimited drinks of soda.  So none of this looking for you and having to ask for another drink.  ( Relax enjoy the ride ).

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Buy one get one half price: 

This is also part of the above campaign on a selected sailings which has proven very popular for Royal Caribbean with families & couples a like. Just giving a large family the flexibility to have a fabulous cruise holiday without stretching the wallet to far. So both of these option combined is a great way to combine your cruise holiday whilst lapping up the wonderful destinations as well.

So why not check out the Royal Caribbean cruise program for the 2018 calendar and give me a call so we can get your next fantastic cruise holiday booked.

Make sure you check out the next cruise sales whilst onboard & receive your instant onboard spend!

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Did you know here at Cruise Club UK we have a Loyalty Bonus Scheme. Book your chosen cabin type and you can receive up to 50 Bonus Points (1 Point = £1). That’s a saving of up to £50 off your next cruise booked with us.  

Email or call me to discuss your dream cruise: Olive@cruiseclubuk.com 0161 798 2546

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines recently announced their newest addition to their fleet, Spectrum of the Seas, and is set to wow passengers as the first ULTRA Quantum Class.

With the Quantum of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas and the Anthem of the Seas already wowing passengers on the High Seas, Royal Caribbean are adding another mega ship to their collection. Named as the Spectrum of the Seas, the 4,180 passenger ship will be the fourth ship to join the Quantum class of ships and will take to the water in 2019.

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Just like her sisters the Quantum of the Seas and the Ovation of the seas, she is destined for the Chinese Market. Royal Caribbean are set to delight passengers in Asia Pacific area with the amazing ship.

Facilities on board the new ship have still as of yet not been released but I am sure Royal Caribbean will raise the bar with this new Mega Ship.

With Bumper Cars, Sky Diving, Ice Skating, Zip Lines, Carousels, Flow riders, Robotic Bartenders Water Slides, Interchanging restaurants and much more on other ships in their fleet, Imagine what they have in store for this new class ship?

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Bionic Bar, Quantum of the Seas

Royal Caribbean are not the biggest cruise operator in the world, but they do operate the largest individual cruise line by passenger capacity and they also sail the largest cruise ships in the world. Having sailed numerous times on many of their ships, Royal Caribbean are (in my opinion) one of the best cruise lines on the market for couples and families. Something for everyone on board!

Royal Caribbean are set to announce more details about their new ship, so check back to keep up to date with the latest Ultra Quantum Class ship.

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Did you know here at Cruise Club UK we have a Loyalty Bonus Scheme. Book your chosen cabin type and you can receive up to 50 Bonus Points

(1 Point = £1). That’s a saving of up to £50 off your next cruise booked with us.  

Email or call me to discuss your dream cruise: Michellehaslam@cruiseclubuk.com 0161 798 2512

    Looking for a Family Cruise?

P&O Cruise Line is the ideal choice for a family cruise. They have a choice of family friendly ships – Azura, Brittania, Aurora, Oceana and Ventura, they have been created with family enjoyment in mind.

These ships have a large choice of family friendly activities and events such as lawn games, magic shows and discos. There are large children’s areas and child friendly pools and public areas.

P&O’s five family friendly ships sail from Southampton to destinations including Mediterranean, Fjords, Canaries and the Baltics. Sailing from Southampton is perfect for families as it takes the stress, time and effort out of the airport .

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Cabins on board the ships are well equipped for families with additional beds, these fold down from the ceiling or out of the wall. If you take a mini suite or suite the sofa turns into a double sofa bed in the evenings.

P&O offer a night nursery free of charge from the age of 6 months to 4 years, this is open 6pm until 2am nightly. Parents are contacted through a pager should your child wake.

Children are welcome to dine in any of the restaurants on board, they can choose from the main menu or choose from the children’s menu.

P&O lay on a special children’s tea every night including all your child’s favourite food, from Sausages, fish fingers and pizza. There are healthy options too including salad, pasta, soup, vegetables and fruit.

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All of these family friendly ships have amazing kids clubs on board for ages 2 to 17 years with Video games, activities, baking and playing.

Take time out and enjoy some time to yourself knowing your children are being entertained in one of the kids clubs with enthusiastic kids club staff who will keep your children busy and entertained all day and night long.

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Take your family on an excursion with arranged transport, English speaking guides and family friendly tours so you can explore each island you visit stress free.

What are you waiting for? Contact me today and I can arrange your next amazing family holiday with P&O Cruises.

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Did you know here at Cruise Club UK we have a Loyalty Bonus Scheme. Book your chosen cabin type and you can receive up to 50 Bonus Points (1 Point = £1). That’s a saving of up to £50 off your next cruise booked with us.  

Email or call me to discuss your dream cruise: hayley@cruiseclubuk.com – 0161 798 2571

 

 

MSC Magnifica

Visit France & Spain on our best-selling cruise this week!

Sail direct from Southampton into the heart of France and visit cultural ports of call on this amazing 11 night itinerary onboard MSC Magnifica

 

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MSC Magnifica

Here at Cruise Club UK this week, our phones have been busy busy!

Check out our best-selling cruise with last few cabins available for departures from May 2018 to September 2018, plus receive complimentary car parking at the Port of Southampton!

MSC Magnifica is a Musica – class ship. She entered service in January 2010. She has an overall guest capacity of 3223 and boasts 1259 cabins

MSC Magnifica boasts 16 decks which feature a wide range of restaurants, bars, pools and entertainment facilities. A warm and friendly service is offered from the multilingual, qualified staff.

Bars and Lounges include a Coffee Bar and an Ice Cream Bar, as well as a Music, Piano and Show Bar. Drinks can be sipped around the pool at the Outdoor Pool Bar, or guests can head to the indoor covered pool

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Piano Lounge
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Covered Pool

Restaurants and dining options ensure everybody is well catered for, sample the self-service buffet option, included in the cruise fare, or for a more formal setting for dinner, guests can choose between two dining times at the main restaurant, altogether there are 5 restaurants onboard with a small cover charge for the speciality dining. With no fewer than 12 bars, from laid back to a more lively atmosphere

Entertainment onboard is diverse and features over 20 hours of spectacular shows in the onboard theatre, and the music lounge. She features an onboard casino, and themed parties, and creative workshops and classes such as art, astronomy, dancing and wine – tasting. Also onboard is a panoramic disco, and a 4D cinema

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Panoramic Disco

Fully equipped gyms are offered, and personal trainers are ready to provide expert help and advice, whilst up on deck, a jogging track offers guests the chance to breathe in the sea air. Indoor and outdoor tennis, as well as volleyball or basketball, squash and mini golf are all onboard MSC Magnifica

Children’s facilities are fun, flexible and appeal to all ages. Kids clubs cater for five age groups, and offer dedicated children’s activites, with exclusive areas onboard, that are designed and equipped with partners Chicco and Lego

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Children’s Club

Day one – Embark MSC Magnifica, boarding begins at 13:00, for an estimated departure at 20:00

Day two – 07:00 arrive into Le Havre, France. Le Havre is the major port for Northern France in the Normandy region and is the meeting point for the Seine River and the English Channel. Le Havre features many landmarks including architecture, built from reinforced concrete by the famous Belgian architect Auguste Perret, after Le Havre was heavily destroyed in World War 2. Depart 20:00

Day three – Leisurely day at sea. Experience everything MSC Magnifica has to offer

Day four – 09:00 arrive into La Coruna, Spain. La Coruna is situated in the region of Galicia, in northwest Spain. Famous for the Tower of Hercules, a Roman lighthouse that offers views out to the coast. Depart 17:00

Day five – 09:00 arrive into Bilbao, Spain. Bilbao is an industrial port city and is located in northern Spain, and is fringed by lush mountains, whilst downtown Bilbao is home to many skyscrapers. A popular attraction is the Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Gehry and features contemporary and modern pieces of art and exhibits, however before entering the museum, take a moment to admire the curvatious titanium clad exterior. Depart 18:00

Day six – 08:00 arrive into Le Verdon – Sur – Mer, France. Le Verdon Sur Mer is located on Pointe de Grave estuary, and is located close to large vineyards. Dubbed as one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the world, Cordouan is well worth a visit. Le Verdon Sur Mer, is also ideally situated close to Bordeaux, around 64 miles away. Depart 17:00

Day seven – Leisurely day at sea.

Day eight – 14:00 arrive into Amsterdam. The capital of the Netherland’s, Amsterdam is famous for its canals, and narrowly built houses that date back to the 17th century. Amsterdam is also home to the Van Gogh Museum, located in the Museum District, and pieces by Rembrandt and Vermeer are placed in the Rijksmuseum. Bicycles are the main form of transportation in Amsterdam, and bicycle hire is easily available in Amsterdam. Other attractions include the world-famous flower markets, and the Ann Frank Museum. Into the night, Amsterdam comes alive, with the lively cafes and bars. Departs 07:00 the following morning

Day nine – 07:00 arrive Hamburg, Germany. A major port city located in northern Germany, Hamburg joins to the North Sea, via the Elbe River. Hundreds of canals cross Hamburg, and vastareas of parkland cover the city. The old town, Altstadt showcases the famous St. Michaels Church from the 18th century. Departs 21:00

Day ten – Leisurely day at sea.

Day eleven. 08:00 arrive back to Southampton

Prices lead in at £799.00 per person, based on 2 sharing on the 24th May 2018, based on a balcony cabin

Children up to the age of 12 can travel for just £99.00

The cruise can be made All Inclusive, with a Beverage Package starting at just £18.00 per adult per day

Did you know here at Cruise Club UK we have a Loyalty Bonus Scheme. Book your chosen cabin type and you can receive up to 50 Bonus Points (1 Point = £1) That’s a saving of up to £50 off your next cruise booked with us.  Terms and Conditions apply

Email or call me to discuss your dream cruise: Angelina@cruiseclubuk.com or call me on 0161 7982536

 

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Disney Cruise Lines have announced they are building their SEVENTH cruise ship

Last year, the magical cruise line announced they would have an additional two new ships in their fleet by 2021 and 2023. With the two new ships on order, they have today announced they have up-sized their ship order from two to three new ships.

The third new ship is set to be debuting in 2022.

All three ships are designed the same with around 1,250 cabins on board. This will offer occupancy to 2,500 guests. These are slightly larger than the last two ships from Disney, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy launched back in 2011 and 2012.

The three new ship names, itineraries and designs are all still being developed and are yet to be announced by the family cruise line. It is said that each ship will have its own unique features.

The Chairman of Walt Disney said that two new ships would not be enough to hold all of the new experiences they have been planning for the ships, that is why they have another on the Horizon. The new ships are set to transform the art of cruising and take guests on adventures in a way they have never dreamed before.

Now, I don’t know about you but i am a huge Disney fan and this is very exciting news! Having travelled to the Disney parks in Florida and Los Angeles, i know exactly what this company are capable of and blowing your mind is certainly one thing they do very well.

Did you know here at Cruise Club UK we have a Loyalty Bonus Scheme. Book your chosen cabin type and you can receive up to 50 Bonus Points (1 Point = £1). That’s a saving of up to £50 off your next cruise booked with us.  

If you would like assistance with your next cruise booking, or have any questions, please contact me on 0161 798 2512 or email me Michellehaslam@cruiseclubuk.com – I am always happy to help.

The Independence of the Seas is undergoing a major face lift, adding some fantastic new features.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line are well known for doing things on a large scale including building the largest ship in the world, the Harmony of the Seas.

As of summer 2018, the Independence of the Seas cruise ship, one of three in the Freedom Class of ships, will offer some first-at-sea stuff on board to passengers.

With a multi-million pound makeover, she is set to blow your minds! Already home to many activities on board, including the Flow Rider, Rock Climbing Wall, Ice Skating, H20 Water zone and large cinema screen on top deck, she will be introducing exciting activities such as Laser Tag, An Escape Room, Trampoline park and a couple of water slides!

Current H20 Zone on board Independence of the Seas

Laser Tag will be fun for all guests on board. Children and Adults alike can play a game of Laser Tag to brighten up there days. Bright Colours will make this a great experience for all.

The Escape room will allow passengers to try themselves and their brains to see if they have what it takes to Escape.

Bounce anyone? It is one of my favourite activities and I am sure most of you enjoy jumping on a Trampoline. With fitness and fun combined, this is a great sport for family and friends.

Adding to the exciting H20 Zone on board for children, there are going to be two wild water slides offered for children AND ADULTS!!!

If she didn’t float your boat before (excuse the pun) she certainly will now. The Independence of the Seas has so much to offer on board for all guests. What are you waiting for? Secure your place on board now.

Did you know here at Cruise Club UK we have a Loyalty Bonus Scheme. Book your chosen cabin type and you can receive up to 50 Bonus Points (1 Point = £1). That’s a saving of up to £50 off your next cruise booked with us.  

If you would like assistance with your next cruise booking, or have any questions, please contact me on 0161 798 2512 or email me Michellehaslam@cruiseclubuk.com – I am always happy to help.

 Explore Carnival Paradise

Carnival Paradise.

Family cabins

All day time & evening entertainment program.

Family friendly program.

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Dining options.

Four swimming pools & 115 foot long water slide on board.

Spa & wellness serenity adult only.

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Carnival have now gone just that little bit further again and now are offering 4- 5 nights sailing with an over night in Havana Cuba.

The new sailings from the Cuban port of Havana with call at the ports of Cozumel Mexico & Key west Florida starting from the  13th July 2017 & up o the May of 2018.

Celebrating the Cuban culture, music and cuisine & liberty they held a charity event creating the largest Cuban Sandwich at seas raising over $25.000 donating all the proceeds to the Tampa museum.

Carnival have a long standing relationship with Tampa with its large Cuban community predating  Miami’s, there  is a large Italian community hence the Salami influence to the largest Cuban sandwich,

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The new addition to Tampa will benefit the residence when the cruise ship is in port making over  $350.000 every time in port.  The support is second to none considering the relationship that carnival have both with the Tampa & Miami.

Cuba is becoming more and more popular now as a destination since they have opened up to the cruise line companies so now is the time to visit before you are disappointed with all the changes which will be sooner than we think.

Carnival want too keep the 2 unique cultures together for the future cruise customer so they can experience Cuba 1st hand and still have the authentic feel to there holiday and the cruise holiday.

Did you know here at Cruise Club UK we have a Loyalty Bonus Scheme. Book your chosen cabin type and you can receive up to 50 Bonus Points (1 Point = £1). That’s a saving of up to £50 off your next cruise booked with us.  

Email or call me to discuss your dream cruise: Olive@cruiseclubuk.com 0161 798 2546

 

What is the first thing you do when you embark a cruise ship?

When I embark my cruise, the first thing I do is head straight up to the top deck by the pool and grab a cocktail. I will generally sit and stay here for an hour or so, taking in the new surroundings and people on board. In this time my husband has usually made his way to the buffet restaurant to get a head start on the “eating” week ahead. After an hour or so relaxing and checking out what the top deck has to offer, we make our way down the ship, deck-by-deck. This gives us a chance to see some of the ship before the rest of the passengers are on board.

When we are finished with having a walk around, if our cabin is ready we will go and check it out. Then we will head back up to the top deck to soak up more sun and cocktails.

I am sure most of you agree, one thing I hate to have to do when I embark is go to the muster drill. I feel as though my holiday has just got going and then It is put on hold for a very short while for the drill. Sitting there waiting for the other passengers to arrive at the drill is almost as annoying! I try to be the last one there, so I am the first out. And, lets be honest, the Drill is not the most entertaining to keep your attention.

This is why I think Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd are brilliant to have introduced an eight-minute video for their muster drill, which is designed to bring some fun to the dreaded drill on board!

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All three brands; Azamara Club Cruises, Celebrity Cruise Line & Royal Caribbean Cruise Line will all be introducing the new video across their fleets. Azamara Club Cruises and Celebrity Cruise Line have already been showing the video on their ships, RCCL will introduce on their ships this month.

Named as “Operation: Little Bear” – The new muster video is a short film following the adventures of a secret agent who has been sent on board a cruise ship to intercept a gold teddy before it gets in to the hands of the wrong person. The agent on board has an off ship partner who supports her and helps her navigate around the ship and all of the safety procedures she will need to follow along the way.

According to the Cruise Company, the film will dramatize the do’s and don’ts of the safety on board in an entertaining way and promote the recall of safety messages.

So, lets hope the muster drill is no longer dreaded and is more welcomed by passengers.

If you would like assistance with your next cruise booking, or have any questions, please contact me on 0161 798 2512 or email me Michellehaslam@cruiseclubuk.com – I am always happy to help.

 

Nicknamed as the “Big Easy”, New Orleans is a Louisiana city located on the Mississippi River, close to the Gulf of Mexico.

For the first time in three years, Royal Caribbean will be docking the Vision of the Seas cruise ship here for the 2018/19 winter season, offering seven night sailings to the Bahamas and Mexico.

Prior to moving to New Orleans in December 2018, the ship will sail two 16-night Panama Canal voyages from Miami to Los Angeles, and then from Los Angeles to New Orleans. This will also be the first time in 3 years that Royal Caribbean will offer Panama Canal sailings.

Well known for its vibrant live-music and twenty-four-seven nightlife, New Orleans has lots of offer. The festival spirit will be in full swing when they sail the winter season, with the late-winter carnival renowned for its raucous costume parades and street parties. The French quarter is a great place to hang out with jazz music sounding all day and all night long. Be sure to try the cuisine whilst there, as the city is French-Founded, this has a huge influence over the food.

New Orleans Paddle Steamer (Riverboat)
New Orleans Paddle Steamer (Riverboat)

Music is a Huge part of the New Orleans culture, with a huge thanks to legend Louis Armstrong who was a native of the Big Easy, and now has a public park named after him; Louis Armstrong Park. New Orleans International Airport is named New Orleans Louis Armstrong Airport.

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Louis Armstrong Statue in Louis Armstrong park

 

It could be that famous play writer Thomas Lanier “Tennessee” Williams III said it better than anyone: “America has only three cities; New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans.” Even the Bright lights of Las Vegas and the Sky High buildings of New York do not compare to this unique city. New Orleans is a place like no other with a must see SkyLine for everyone visiting.

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The New Orleans, City Skyline

 

This is a place on my bucket list that I will definitely be visiting and to combine with my favourite cruise line of all time is a must for me. So, if your sailing on the Vision of the Seas from New Orleans, I may see you there.

If you would like assistance with your next cruise booking, or have any questions, please contact me on 0161 798 2512 or email me Michellehaslam@cruiseclubuk.com – I am always happy to help.